Our Investing Thesis
The hobby is huge. There is a ton of temptation and FOMO. It's easy to become undisciplined and sloppy in pursuit of making money investing in sports cards.
Our sports card investing thesis is three fold.
1. Don't Chase. The way to make money investing in Sports Cards is NOT to chase the hot players or cards, but to have the ability to identify the NEXT hottest player BEFORE their card prices take off.
2. Stay In The Game. Since each player has a countless amount of cards, it's necessary to stay disciplined in identifying and purchasing cards that will have the ability to rise in value. Go Low / Mid Risk as much as possible. Everyone wants the big names. If the price is already high, then the upside is already baked in. Buy the dip on either the card, the player or both. Have reasonable expectations. Not every card will yield a profit, but overall, if you stay in the game, you should make 20% over the long haul.
3. Be Set Up To Sell. The most overlooked part of profiting in sports card investing is actually being set up to sell your cards. This includes acquiring cards that are frequently transacted, so as to instill confidence in your future buyer by being able to show consistent sales comps. We're not saying not to acquire short prints and variations, but if you're looking to make an ROI quickly, these aren't always the best cards.
There are two windows. The long term window and the flippable window. The long term window is when you believe a player has a season or more of relevant potential "moments" ahead. The flippable window is when a player actually never has to perform well on the field or court, but only has to generate enough "hype" to see an increase in card value.
We know that our background of professional sports front office work and player scouting, high stakes fantasy sports expertise, digital content creation and sales will make our Sports Card Investment Report a critical piece in your pursuit of positive ROI on your Sports Card Investments.
Not only did Steph return for Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs, but did so in heroic fashion, leading the Warriors to a 4-1 series victory over reigning MVP Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets. Curry came off the bench in the first few games, lighting up the scoreboard in limited minutes while easing his way back in.
Then, by the series clinching Game 5, was back in the starting line-up, scoring 30 points with five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 38 minutes. Even with the emergence of Jordan Poole as a future star in the NBA, Curry is still the man for this playoff run and is likely to see many moments in which is sports card value markers increase in the near future and in the long term.
Then he helped the Warriors get by the red hot Ja-less Grizzlies in six, and is heading back to the Western Conference Finals.
We see a greater than 50% chance of a spike in Steph's value due to 2022 Playoff heroics, but knowing that bet his hedged with GOAT status and multiple future career markers coming up makes us feel even better about buying his cards right now.
And let's not forget about that All-Star Game Performance, huh? Dropping 50 like it ain't no thang and winning the Kobe Bryant Trophy. The feeling right now, with how dominant Steph is at age 33, is that he'll go down as a top five player of all time. He has changed the game, the same way Magic and Bird did in the early 80s. His market will always be strong, and his legacy and reputation will proceed him.
Think "The Tom Brady of Basketball" upside.
The Risk: There really is no risk to investing in Steph Curry cards. The main thing to understand though is that while it should always be easy to liquidate your investments, it may not be as easy to make money on your investment. This is simply because of the high buy-in price. This is because his value should steadily climb, but not spike, and likely never dip, making it harder to ever buy low.
If you exercise patience with your Steph investments, you should make a solid, safe return in 10-15 years.